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Imagine the Jewish Future: Judaism in the 21st Century
Worldwide, the number of Jews is stagnant. Decimated by the Inquisition, the Holocaust, high intermarriage rates and low birth rates, Jews now comprise only 0.2% of the world's people. In focusing our attention on traditional demographic models and Eastern European definitions of Jewish behavior and belonging, we miss out on the ways in which communities and individuals are Jewish in the modern world. Join us on our journey as we discover some of our lesser-known fellow Jews around the world and explore the multicultural reality that is American Jewry today.
See the full program What Color are Jews? Exploring the Diversity of Our Community Locally and Globally here.
Wednesday, February 22
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Free for members
|Feb 22||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Temple Sinai||Diane Tobin|
2808 Summit Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Diane Kaufmann Tobin is the Founder/CEO of Be’chol Lashon, an initiative of the Institute for Jewish & Community Research, which grew out of the Study of Ethnic and Racial Diversity in America. Based in San Francisco, with an office in New York and representatives world-wide, Be’chol Lashon advocates for a more racial, ethnic and culturally inclusive Jewish community. She is the author of In Every Tongue: The Racial & Ethnic Diversity of the Jewish People (2005). Before co-founding the Institute for Jewish & Community Research with her late husband Dr. Gary Tobin z’l (1994), Ms. Tobin was the president of Kaufmann Design, specializing in publishing, corporate identity, and marketing (1980-1990). She has served as a community leader including president of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (1986—1989). Diane Tobin is the mother of six children, including an adopted African American son.